April 19, 2016

2014, Hispanics in the United States Statistical Portrait

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There were 55.3 million Hispanics in the United States in 2014, comprising 17.3% of the total U.S. population. In 1980, with a population of 14.8 million, Hispanics made up just 6.5% of the total U.S. population. Click on any of the bold headings below in the summary table to see detailed tables for each.

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Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States 2014
% of the Hispanic population, unless otherwise noted
Population/Hispanic Origin/Nativity/Language Use/Race
Population (#) 55,250,517
Mexican 64.0
Foreign born 34.9
Speaking English at least very well (ages 5 and older) 68.4
White 66.2
Age/Gender/Marital Status/Fertility
Median age (in years) 28
Female 49.5
Married (ages 18 and older) 46.1
Women ages 15-44 giving birth in past year 7.0
Educational Attainment and Enrollment
(highest degree completed, ages 25 and older)
High school graduate or less 61.7
Two-year degree/Some college 23.9
Bachelor’s degree or more 14.4
(ages 16 and older)
In labor force (among civilian population) 67.0
Median annual personal earnings (in 2014 dollars, among those with earnings) $22,400
Median annual household income (in 2014 dollars) $42,200
Poverty/Government Assistance/Health Care
Living in poverty 23.5
Uninsured 23.7
Homeownership and Household Characteristics
In family households 90.6
Region and Top Five States of Residence
West 40.2
California 27.1
South 36.7
Texas 18.8
Florida 8.7
Northeast 14.0
New York 6.6
Midwest 9.2
Illinois 3.9
Source: Pew Research Center tabulations of 2014 American Community Survey (1% IPUMS)

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